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How young Texans are engaging and making a difference

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SUMMARY: presented. The panelists discussed the importance of being involved in conversations and engaging with the community to address issues, such as homelessness, healthcare, and drug problems. They emphasized the need for younger people to take initiative, show up, and be persistent in order to be taken seriously. They also highlighted the importance of diversity and inclusion in representation in politics, as well as the need for empathy and understanding of different perspectives. The panelists shared personal experiences and insights on how to drive change and make a difference in the community. Overall, emphasized the importance of active engagement and collaboration to address pressing issues and work towards a better future.

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, The Texas Tribune convened a diverse group of Texans and experts in multiple fields for a daylong symposium in Houston examining the state of democracy in Texas, what can be done to reinvigorate trust and encourage civic engagement, and how we can work together to solve local, regional and statewide challenges.

• How young Texans are engaging and making a difference
Panelists: Joel Castro, member, Alvin City Council; Lorenzo Salinas, Master of Public Policy/Master of Social Work candidate, UH Hobby School; and Vivian Zheng, recent graduate, Rice University
Moderator: María Méndez, service and engagement reporter, The Texas Tribune

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The changing face of local news and what it means for Texas

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SUMMARY: The panel discussed the importance of and civic engagement in Texas. They highlighted the challenges faced by the media in adapting to digital formats, the role of AI in information dissemination, and the need for a diverse media diet. The lack of trust in the media and low voter turnout were also discussed, with a focus on the need for balanced reporting and community engagement. The panel also addressed issues such as the border situation, media representation of diverse perspectives, and the impact of education funding on public schools. They emphasized the importance of thoughtful and diverse reporting to address these issues.

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, The Texas Tribune convened a diverse group of Texans and experts in multiple fields for a daylong symposium in Houston examining the state of democracy in Texas, what can be done to reinvigorate trust and encourage civic engagement, and how we can work together to solve local, regional and statewide challenges.

• The changing face of local news and what it means for Texas
Panelists: Laurie Ezzell Brown, publisher and editor, The Canadian Record; Robert Moore, president and CEO, El Paso Matters; and Sherry Sylvester, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Moderator: Darla Cameron, managing editor for visual journalism, The Texas Tribune

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American Democracy: Our fractured moment

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SUMMARY: The panelists discussed the importance of finding common ground, engaging in dialogue, and promoting civility in a polarized environment. They highlighted the role of journalism in promoting accuracy and inspiring hope. They also addressed issues like redistricting, cancel culture, and the influence of social media. The importance of intent in conversations and the need for tolerance and understanding were emphasized. The Supreme Court's role in addressing issues like redistricting and voting rights was also discussed. Overall, the hope lies in the continued belief in democracy and the efforts of individuals and communities to bridge divides and find solutions.

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, The Texas Tribune convened a diverse group of Texans and experts in multiple fields for a daylong symposium in Houston examining the state of democracy in Texas, what can be done to reinvigorate trust and encourage civic engagement, and how we can work together to solve local, regional and statewide challenges.

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• American Democracy: Our fractured moment
Panelists: Michael Li, senior counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice; William McKenzie, senior editorial adviser, George W. Bush Institute; and Nealin Parker, executive director, Common Ground USA

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